County Board Discusses Hash Oil Issues

EUGENE,  Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners is considering guidelines for butane hash oil production. A member of the Lane County Interagency Narcotic’s Team presented the board with pictures of homes where there were hash oil explosions because of the high heat and products used during production. Under Measure 91 producing hash oil … Continue reading »

Businesses Expect Cannabis Industry Boom

EUGENE, Ore. — More than a dozen vendors set up booths at the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference at the Eugene Hilton Monday. Many of the businesses are not ones you would normally think would be related to the cannabis industry. From electric utility companies, to security and even concrete companies, many businesses say they’re anticipating … Continue reading »

Marijuana Conference Starts Sunday

  EUGENE, Ore. — Big changes are coming to the marijuana industry and this weekend business leaders will be in Eugene to learn all about these changes. Last year the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference drew around 400 attendees. This year, they’re doubling the size of the convention and expect around 750 people to attend. … Continue reading »

Scouts Sell Cookies Outside Dispensary

EUGENE, Ore. – A couple of Eugene Girl Scouts set up a cookie-selling table outside a Eugene medical marijuana dispensary Friday night. The owner of the Oregon Microgrowers Guild, Debra Grosella, said it was a dream come true when the mom of those two Girl Scouts called to ask if they could work together. A lifelong … Continue reading »

Marijuana Survey Project Gathering Input

EUGENE, Ore. — A new effort to help Oregonians prepare for the legalization of recreational marijuana is rooted in Eugene. Research company LOLO says it has created a website allowing residents to give their feedback on marijuana. It’s called the Oregon Marijuana Survey Project. Creators say they plan to gather questions and concerns raised by … Continue reading »

Hundreds Give Input at OLCC Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds came out Tuesday night for a marijuana listening session with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) in Eugene. The OLCC is meeting statewide with communities to get input on implementation of recreational marijuana when Measure 91 goes into effect this summer. The community certainly had strong opinions about how that law … Continue reading »

Marijuana Public Policy Course at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon this year on July 1, but what are the policies surrounding the new law? Students in a sociology course at Oregon State University have the opportunity this term to submit their own research to legislators to help shape the state’s policies. “It’s not a class about … Continue reading »

OLCC Seeks Feedback on Marijuana Laws

SALEM, Ore. — The OLCC wants feedback from the public on how marijuana should be regulated. They’ve launched an online survey asking Oregonians to share their hopes and concerns. Officials say they want to implement the law in a way that protects children and the community. Possession of recreational marijuana becomes legal July 1, 2015 … Continue reading »

Marijuana Regulation in the Workplace

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Marijuana use may be legal come July 1, 2015 in Oregon, but it might not be acceptable in the workplace. That was one of several topics at the Cascade Employers Association Compliance seminar Thursday at PacificSource in Springfield. Speakers say Measure 91 did not contain any restrictions for pot policies in the … Continue reading »

Work Begins on Rules for Legal Pot

SALEM, Ore. — The work to bring regulated, legal, recreational marijuana to Oregon begins next week. Lawmakers will consider a request for a half-million dollars to start making rules for legal pot. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission says it needs the money for four initial positions: program manager, two policy analysts, and a public affairs … Continue reading »

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